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4 stars I remember first hearing this. Roundabout came on, and I was like "oh, this song, it's ok" but soon found this album was extrememly great. Roundabout is now one of my favs, and is a sweet opener. Great solos by Rick and Steve, and Chris kills it with the bass intro. Definitely an accessible but very progressive song. Anyone reading this probably knows but this album has three main songs, and six experiments. These experiments range from just, experiments, to great songs. Cans and Brahms is a nice piano piece, but not to much to it,. Five Percent For Nothing is just, well, um, experimental. We Have Heaven is a nice song lead by Jon's vocals, but gets old quick. Still, nice song. Long Distance Runaround is a great pop song, and really shows how diverse yes is. Great flow, nice lyrics, and just a very cool tune. This is followed by the more progressive Fish, a cool space rock kinda song with Jon and Steve vocals in the back. Mood for a Day is a beautiful instrumental piece, and a complex one too. Not much to say other than it's sweet. The other two songs are South Side Of The Sky and Heart of the Sunrise. Both these songs really have a bunch to like. South Side of the Sky has a vibe to it that kinda takes you on a trip, at least I like to think so. Lyrically it's kinda lame but a cool song. Heart of the Sunrise is probably the peak of this album. A extremely progressive song with every member here doing so much, This song alone makes the album worth getting. It might sound like a trashed a few songs, the experimental ones really. I think everything here is great, but with that said from a standpoint of taking all content into account this one gets a four from me. Essential though for sure. Just be aware of the shorter and potentially out of place numbers.
fudgenuts64 | 4/5 |


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